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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Metropolitan Family Services

Helping families realize their amazing strength

four stars

94.63

One North Dearborn Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60602
tel: (312) 986-4000   Web Site
EIN: 36-2167940

Board Leadership
Ashley Duchossois Joyce
Chair

CEO
Ricardo Estrada
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.63 four stars
  Financial 92.41 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

For more than 150 years Metropolitan Family Services has been a voice for families. With compassionate counsel and services for families struggling to overcome incredible challenges, Metropolitan makes a difference in their lives and provides hope for their future. From early childhood programs to elder care services, every family member is encouraged to work together to realize their amazing strength. Close to 55,000 families and individuals receive counseling and other supportive services that build on their strengths and capabilities. Hundreds of thousands more benefit from Metropolitan's public policy and advocacy efforts. We offer a wide variety of services through our staff, which includes licensed clinical social workers and counselors, case managers, mental health professionals, early childhood educators and lawyers.

For more than 150 years Metropolitan Family Services has been a voice for families. With compassionate counsel and services for families struggling to overcome incredible challenges, Metropolitan makes a difference in their lives and provides hope for their future. From early childhood programs to elder care services, every family member is encouraged to work together to realize their amazing strength. Close to 55,000 families and individuals receive counseling and other supportive services that build on their strengths and capabilities. Hundreds of thousands more benefit from Metropolitan's public policy and advocacy efforts. We offer a wide variety of services through our staff, which includes licensed clinical social workers and counselors, case managers, mental health professionals, early childhood educators and lawyers.

Financial

four stars

92.41

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
84.7%
  Administrative Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.81
  Program Expenses Growth 16.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 34.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Metropolitan Family Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Metropolitan Family Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Metropolitan Family Services (IL) 94.63 four stars
Start Early (IL) 94.34 four stars
The Family Tree (MD) 91.68 four stars
ALIVE! (VA) 88.52 three stars
Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County (MI) 91.36 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $16,311,944
   Federated Campaigns $912,773
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,364,425
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $30,395,125
Total Contributions $48,984,267
   Program Service Revenue $9,467,901
Total Primary Revenue $58,452,168
   Other Revenue $2,527,706
TOTAL REVENUE $60,979,874
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $51,672,533
   Administrative Expenses $6,806,485
   Fundraising Expenses $1,999,586
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $60,478,604
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $501,270
   
Net Assets $64,502,351

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Emotional Wellness $20,662,827 40.0%
Education $13,026,077 25.2%
Legal Empowerment $10,125,079 19.6%

Ratings History
Metropolitan Family Services has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2021 94.63 four stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 92.61 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 89.20 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 88.83 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 85.42 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 90.95 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 93.71 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 95.96 four stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 95.93 four stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 94.61 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 92.68 four stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 90.35 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 89.02 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 06/01/2011 80.72 three stars
2009-06 06/01/2010 82.88 three stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 87.26 three stars
2007-06 02/01/2009 82.14 three stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 72.04 two stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 79.29 two stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 91.18 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 36-2167940
Name in IRS Master File METROPOLITAN FAMILY SERVICES
NTEE Code P40
NTEE Classification Family Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (325) Camp
(328) Combat juvenile delinquency
(575) Services for the aged (see also 153 ad 382)
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date June, 1952
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$304,310 0.50% Ricardo Estrada President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Metropolitan Family Services (IL) 94.63 four stars
Wesley Community Center (TX) 90.52 four stars
New Moms (IL) 90.58 four stars
Children's Home Society of Florida (FL) 85.55 three stars
Harlem Children's Zone (NY) 91.76 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Metropolitan Family Services
One North Dearborn
Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60602
tel: (312) 986-4000
fax: (312) 986-4289
EIN: 36-2167940

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Board Leadership

Ashley Duchossois Joyce
Chair

CEO

Ricardo Estrada
President & CEO

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